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Vegan, gluten-free, sugar free and very delicious! Firstly, I would like to wish everyone a very happy new year. Here in the UK the skies are decidedly grey and the air is damp and chill. And everyone’s got the January blues. No better reasons are needed to make a cake. A wholesome comforting moreish sort […]
3/4 cups of butter – or coconut oil for vegan option
1 1/2 garbanzo beans flour
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp crushed nuts – I had walnuts
1/2 cup sugar
Melt butter on a thick bottom pan on a low fire and mix in all the ingredients except sugar. Stir with a wooden spoon. Cook for 5 minutes. Add sugar and keep cooking for 10-15 minutes. Take the batter out into the wooden board and spread to cool down.
Here you have to two options
- roll it into balls, or
- roll it with rolling pin into a layer and cut into squares when it is cooled completely
One of my all-time favorites is cottage cheese, but I don’t buy it. When you make it the taste is very different and there are not preservatives added.
All you need is: cooking time 15-20 mins
pot or non-stick pan (my preference)
4 cups milk
2-3 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
While milk is warming line the strainer with cheese-cloth – should have at least 2 layers
Heat milk in the pan almost to the boil on the medium fire, then lower it to min.
Pour lemon juice into milk one spoon at the time and then stir. The milk will start curdling immediately, of not all the mild curdled add another spoon of lemon juice and stir again.
When all the milk has divided into curdle and clear (yellowish) whey – turn off the fire.
Then pour or ladle the whole thing into a lined strainer and rinse it with water (to get rid of lemony taste). Take out the cheese-clothe with all there is in it and squeeze it gently or leave it to drain.
If you leave it for long time or put under press it will become very solid (paneer)- so you can cut it!
Send gratitude to the Absolute and fill your dish with love!
YOUR VERY OWN COTTAGE CHEESE IS READY!
What can you do with it?
- Mix with sugar, honey or jam. You can even whip it – that is dessert
- Add milk and/or frozen/fresh berries or fruits , and may be granola – here is your breakfast!
- This cottage cheese /paneer you can add to salads or other salty dishes. You can even add it with whatever you fry – it will not melt!
- Great source of protein and Calcium (the last one is very important for your bone health)